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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Baoruco Gray Twig Anole, Cabral Anole 
SynonymAnolis sheplani SCHWARTZ 1974: 4
Anolis sheplani — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 340
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionHispaniola (Dominican Republic: Sierra de Baoruco)

Type locality: “13.0 mi. (20.8 km) SE Cabral, elevation: 3200 feet (976 meters), Barahona Province, Republica Dominicana”  
TypesHolotype: USNM 194015 
CommentSpecies group: Anolis angusticeps species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the collector Bruce R. Sheplan. 
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  • Hedges, S. B. and R. Thomas. 1989. A new species of Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae) from the Sierra de Neiba, Hispaniola. Herpetologica 45: 330-336. - get paper here
  • Huyghe, Katleen; Anthony Herrel; Bieke Vanhooydonck; Jay J. Meyers and Duncan J. Irschick 2007. Microhabitat use, diet, and performance data on the Hispaniolan twig anole, Anolis sheplani: Pushing the boundaries of morphospace. Zoology 110 (1): 2-8 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2012. It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3477: 1–108 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe S, Anderson CG. 2019. The existence and evolution of morphotypes in Anolis lizards: coexistence patterns, not adaptive radiations, distinguish mainland and island faunas. PeerJ 6: e6040 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Poe, Steven 1998. Skull characters and the cladistic relationships of the Hispaniolan dwarf twig Anolis. Herpetological Monographs 12: 192-236 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1974. A new species of primitive Anolis (Sauria, Iguanidae) from the Sierra de Baoruco, Hispaniola. Breviora (423): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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